BOSTON -- It wasnt as timely as the one the night before, but dont ask Hanley Ramirez which home run was better.Both of them, the Red Sox first baseman said with a laugh after he homered for the second straight game -- and for the second straight game helped Boston beat the rival New York Yankees.One night after hitting a three-run shot as the Red Sox rallied in the series opener, Ramirez added a solo drive to help Boston win 7-4 on Friday night and protect its two-game lead in the AL East.David Ortiz had a pair of hits, including a double that was the 1,187th extra-base hit of his career. That moved him out of a tie with Frank Robinson and into 11th on baseballs all-time list; Lou Gehrig is next with 1,190.Ramirezs homer was his ninth in 16 games.The middle of the order has been powerful, and it has been consistent, manager John Farrell said of Nos. 3-4-5 hitters Ortiz, Mookie Betts and Ramirez, who had two hits apiece. (Ramirez) has been on a good run for nearly a month now.Jackie Bradley Jr. also homered for Boston, which maintained a two-game lead over Baltimore and Toronto.The Yankees, who on Thursday night were one out from climbing within three games of the division lead, fell six games back. They are four behind co-leaders Baltimore and Toronto in the wild-card race.Obviously, we would have liked to win a couple games here, but theres still some time, third baseman Chase Headley said. Its reachable. Weve just got to go get on another streak and start winning some games.Clay Buchholz (7-10) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out two in six innings.Luis Cessa (4-2) gave up three runs and six hits, striking out one in five innings. In his second game since signing with the Yankees, Billy Butler hit a two-run homer in the ninth to make it 7-4, but Craig Kimbrel got two outs for his 26th save.Ortiz singled in the first and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. He did double off the center-field wall in the sixth, giving him a major league-leading 47 for the season and moving him two doubles behind Ted Williams for second place in franchise history.CRAZY FIRSTCessa allowed the first five batters to reach, but two of them were thrown out trying to stretch singles into doubles. Betts was also called for the potential inning-ending out stealing second, but the replay review showed he was safe.Boston still came away with two runs in the first against Cessa.He kind of got through the first inning with good defense, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.BUCH STOPS HEREBuchholz bounced back from his shortest start of the season with six solid innings and his second consecutive win. The Red Sox righty, who has bounced back and forth from the bullpen, pitched out of jams in the second and third but gave up a pair of runs in the fifth.He created a couple of jams for himself, Farrell said. Hed bend a little bit but still stay away from the big inning.Buchholz entered the night with a 5-9 career record and a 6.19 ERA against the Yankees.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: 1B Mark Teixeira (neck) was back in the lineup after missing the previous two games.Red Sox: Farrell said knuckleballer Steven Wright has made progress with his right shoulder that he injured diving back to a base pinch running in early August. Hes not feeling anything right now, Farrell said. The next step is for Wright to throw in Fort Myers, Florida, when the team heads out on a road trip.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-1, 6.14 ERA) makes his sixth career start Saturday afternoon.Red Sox: LHP David Price (16-8, 3.81) looks to extend his career-best winning streak to eight games. Hes allowed two or fewer runs in his last six starts. Cody Latimer Jersey . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. 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MADRID -- Its been hard to know what to expect from Real Madrid these days.Zinedine Zidane, always great as a player but increasingly unpredictable as a coach, has recently made a number of changes to his squad that have led to inconsistent performances and disappointing results.Zidane is trying different lineups and different setups, switching players and experimenting with new formations, but whatever he has tried hasnt fully worked.Madrid has won big in recent matches, such as 6-1 and 4-1 routs in the Spanish league, but it has also struggled badly in a series of draws and close victories against weaker opponents, including a lackluster 3-3 tie at winless Legia Warsaw in the Champions League on Wednesday.Madrids inconsistency was more visible than ever in Warsaw, as the Spanish powerhouse got off to a great start and opened a 2-0 lead before collapsing and allowing the hosts to take the lead.It only avoided defeat thanks to a late equalizer by Mateo Kovacic.We know we have to improve and we must show that, said Zidane, who has been increasingly criticized by Spanish media and fans.Zidane experimented with a formation that had four forwards playing up front against Legia. In addition to the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, he also added Alvaro Morata to the lineup -- a move that ultimately left Madrids defense unusually exposed.I was looking to win the game, Zidane said. We played 4-4-2. We did it in preseason and its a system were familiar with. It worked well for us in the early stages of the first half but then things got a bit more difficult.Zidane changed his teams setup during the game by replacing left back Fabio Coentrao, who was returning after a long injury layoff, with midfielder Marco Asensio and reverting to a three-man defense.dddddddddddd That also didnt work, and Madrid conceded yet another goal.We took a risk by playing with three at the back, Zidane said. But I dont think that we looked fragile. We got off to a very good start.Zidanes defense had already looked exposed when Madrid faced Legia at home a few weeks ago. In that game, Zidane didnt use Morata but played with a more offensive formation by setting free his defensive midfielders. He said that it was a calculated risk, and it paid off with a 5-1 victory.But critics have long pointed to Madrids defensive struggles under Zidane, with the team having conceded at least one goal in each of its last 10 matches.Our best games come when we defend and attack together as a team, defender Raphael Varane said. Playing with four forwards, theres a different balance. We knew wed have more space in behind and that wed have to defend together but we didnt do that very well (Wednesday).It hasnt helped Zidane that his squad has been depleted by the absences of key players, including Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Pepe, because of injuries.Zidane, the former France playmaker, gave no hints about what his lineup will look like for the Spanish league game against Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, when Madrid will try to defend a two-point lead over Barcelona. The Catalan club plays later in the day at fourth-place Sevilla, which is three points behind Madrid.Third-place Atletico Madrid, also three points back, plays at Real Sociedad on Saturday.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/tales-azzoni Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 China Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Jerseys NFL China ' ' '
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